Agent Name

Tetraethylammonium hydroxide

CAS Number

77-98-5

Formula

C8-H20-N.H-O

Major Category

Nitrogen Compounds

Synonyms

Ethanaminium, N,N,N-triethyl-, hydroxide; Ammonium, tetraethyl-, hydroxide; Tetraethyl ammonium hydroxide; [ChemIDplus] N,N,N-Triethylethanaminium hydroxide (1:1); [Merck Index] UN3267

Category

Quaternary Amines

Description

Aqueous solution: Colorless odorless liquid; [Merck Index] 35% Aqueous solution: Colorless to pale yellow liquid; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Comments

Subcutaneous LDLo (mouse) = 107 mg/kg; [RTECS] The free base exists only in solution or as hydrates; A strong base that absorbs carbon dioxide from the air; [Merck Index] 35% Aqueous solution: Causes burns; [Alfa Aesar MSDS] See "Tetraethylammonium bromide."

Exposure Assessment
Explanatory Notes

The Guide in the Emergency Response Guidebook is for "Corrosive liquid, basic, organic, n.o.s."

Adverse Effects
Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

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